|This one is in Minnesota, http://www.watersheddistrict.org|
Exactly what it says. Gutters and storm drains are simple, basic, ancient technology. A hole in the road, a pipe buried in the ground, an outlet at the nearest water body. With very few exceptions, stormwater systems don't run stormwater through any kind of filter or purifier. It's a straight shot: road --> gutter --> catch basin --> underground pipe --> river/bay/harbor.
Which is why scenes like this...
|Story at http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/features/|
|Does your city/town make this available too?|
More and more do all the time.
|Culvert collecting water from bamboo-hidden stream|
|At the foot of a parking lot behind a|
|Antifreeze jug, lost into a culvert in mid-Coast|
or Downeast Maine, finally reaches Saco Bay
|The usual suspects|
New plastic is being added to the Saco River, and Saco Bay, every minute. The same is true the world over. Does the phrase "thrown away" have any meaning when there is no "away"?